Team Leader, 2 Posts – PKC07335
£44,898 – £48,352
Perth City & Highland Team, Colonsay Resource Centre, Perth
Blairgowrie Team, Community Connect, High Street, Rattray
Exciting opportunities have arisen due to movement within our service.
One position is based in a statutory Services for Children, Young People and Families team which covers a large area comprising part of Perth City and rural Highland Perthshire.
The other position is based in a statutory Services for Children, Young People and Families team which covers a large area comprising of Blairgowrie and the outlying area.
The teams work with expectant parents, infants, children and young people who are in need of support and protection. You will be responsible for a team of Social Workers, Senior Social Care Officers and will be supported in this task by a Senior Practitioner. You will be responsible for the overall management of the team and their caseloads. As Team Leader, you will also be responsible for implementing the improvement agenda, building and retaining community relationships with partner agencies and have the ability to develop your team plans to meet the necessary improvement goals.
Perth and Kinross Council offers a supportive environment, regular supervision and is committed to ongoing continuous professional development. Perth and Kinross Council fully embraces the commitment within the Promise to ensuring children and young people can grow and develop in a safe and nurturing environments and communities.
You will be a qualified Social Worker with significant experience in child care social work.
You will have supervisory experience in a front line capacity.
You will have the ability to oversee and guide best practice in relation to keeping vulnerable children as safe and as supported as possible.
You will have the capacity to develop and instil a team ethos which encourages commitment to improvement and best practice.
You will be able to support the team and implement any changes that are necessary in conjunction with the team.
You will need to be flexible, supportive and approachable.
You will be able to identify and manage the stresses that will come with the responsibilities of a Team Leader post in frontline child care services.
A Child Protection Certificate is necessary for this post.
When submitting your application please add if you are interested in being considered for both posts, or only of them please. You can also email Sheila Wilson and Julie Baker to advise of this too.
When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.
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As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.
A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.
Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.
Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.
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